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Author Amy Cortese on the burgeoning “locavesting” movement, and how we can harness it in Michigan

Next Tuesday, October 30, Think Local First will be bringing author Amy Cortese to Ann Arbor to discuss her book Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It. Following is my interview with Amy, who, in addition to being a published author, has written for the likes of the New York […]

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Celebrating May Day in Ypsilanti with warnings of vampires, and camaraderie on Water Street

I’m not quite sure how he pulled it off, but my friend Jeff, by calling in a few favors, and doing a bit of bartering, has been able to publish a new Ypsi-themed work by famed historian Peter Linebaugh. The 75-page pamphlet, entitled “Ypsilanti Vampire May Day,” is the first thing to be published on […]

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On not getting punched in the nose for the Occupation on Black Friday

A couple of days ago, AnnArbor.com ran a story about the Occupy actions planned for Black Friday. I was quoted in the piece, as I’d announced that my friend Jeff and I would be walking around Ypsi with signs, in solidarity with the folks in Ann Arbor and Detroit, who were going into big box […]

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Occupy Black Friday actions planned in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit

I’m torn on the concept of Buy Nothing Day. I love the idea of taking a day to remind ourselves that there’s more to life than blind consumption, but, at the same time, I sympathize with our small, locally owned retailers, who could really use the business. At any rate, I thought that I should […]

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Remember to move your money to a credit union on Saturday

I hesitate to give people financial advice, as I don’t want to come across like Glenn Beck when he asks his followers to consult with God and then invest everything they own in over-priced gold coins, but, as this Saturday is Move Your Money to a Credit Union Day, I thought that I should at […]

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